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Jun 10, 2013

Ex-Worker at C.I.A. Says He Leaked Data on Surveillance: The New York Times Today's Headlines; June 10, 2012.



Today's Headlines

Monday, June 10, 2013

Top News
Edward Snowden
Ex-Worker at C.I.A. Says He Leaked Data on Surveillance

By MARK MAZZETTI and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT

A British newspaper identified its source as Edward Snowden, a former C.I.A. employee who has worked at the National Security Agency as a contractor.
Senate Digs In for Long Battle on Immigrants

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ASHLEY PARKER

The Obama administration is hoping establish a legacy with the passage of an immigration overhaul, while Republicans are hoping to improve their relations with Latino voters.
Cheers went up Saturday for Hassan Rowhani, the candidate closest to the reform camp. Still, he backs Iran's nuclear program.
In Iran Race, All 8 Candidates Toe Hard Line on Nuclear Might

By THOMAS ERDBRINK

If its presidential campaign is any indication, the tough sanctions the Obama administration imposed on Iran seem to have only stiffened its will to resist compromise on its nuclear program.
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Editors' Picks

HOME & GARDEN

Slide Show Slide Show: Up in Flames
Chris Larson, an artist with an apocalyptic take on domesticity, has reproduced one of the most famous examples of modern architecture in Minnesota, only to destroy it.
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OPINION | Op-Ed Contributor

A Conservative Case for Prison Reform

By RICHARD A. VIGUERIE

Conservatives known for being tough on crime should now be equally tough on failed, too-expensive criminal programs.

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"In past years someone like Snowden may not have had access to briefings detailing these collection programs, but now with the push from a 'need to know' to a 'need to share' philosophy, it's far more likely for an IT contractor like him to gain access to such documents."
CEDRIC LEIGHTON, a former deputy director of the N.S.A, on Edward Joseph Snowden, a computer technician who said he leaked secrets about surveillance programs.
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World
Two Koreas to Discuss Restoring Economic Ties

By CHOE SANG-HUN

The agreement was a clear sign that North and South Korea were easing tensions and moving toward a thaw after years of recriminations that hit a peak earlier this year.
China Sentences Brother-in-Law of Nobel Laureate to 11 Years on Fraud Charges

By EDWARD WONG

The sentence is being widely seen as political persecution of the Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who is himself serving an 11-year prison sentence.
Protester Dies in Clash That Apparently Involved Hezbollah Supporters

By HWAIDA SAAD and HALA DROUBI

A protester was shot and killed near the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, apparently in a clash between supporters and opponents of Hezbollah, the powerful Lebanese Shiite Muslim organization.
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World »
U.S.
Sharon Shea teaching first grade by skill level at Woodman Park Elementary in Dover, N.H.
Grouping Students by Ability Regains Favor in Classroom

By VIVIAN YEE

Proponents of grouping students, which was criticized in the 1980s as promoting inequality, say that done properly it helps them cope with students of widely varying skill levels.
After Drought, Rains Plaguing Midwest Farms

By JOHN ELIGON

In many areas of the Midwest, one extreme has given way to another, as flooded pastures have delayed planting or washed away young shoots.
Wells abound outside Greeley, Colo., but more than 400 lie within city limits, including near a recreation center seen here.

Greeley Journal

Supporting Oil and Gas, but Resisting Encroachment

By JACK HEALY

Oil and gas drilling helped revive the economy in Greeley, Colo., but a proposal to sink 16 wells next to a neighborhood of winding cul-de-sacs met an unlikely resistance.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US »
Politics

The Caucus

Feinstein 'Open' to Hearings on Surveillance Programs

By BRIAN KNOWLTON

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee and a defender of the phone and Internet surveillance programs that have come into public view in recent days, said she would consider holding hearings about them.
Reporter James Rosen of Fox News. The Justice Department seized his phone and e-mail records.
Conservatives as Defenders of the Media

By AMY CHOZICK

A Justice Department inquiry of a Fox News reporter has spurred outrage from some reliable critics of the press.
President Xi Jinping of China and President Obama at the Sunnylands in Southern California on Saturday.

News Analysis

Obama and Xi Try to Avoid a Cold War Mentality

By DAVID E. SANGER

President Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, emerged from talks determined to avoid the pitfalls of a rising power confronting an established one.
For more political news, go to NYTimes.com/Politics »
Business
Data-Driven Tech Industry Is Shaken by Online Privacy Fears

By DAVID STREITFELD and QUENTIN HARDY

In Silicon Valley, dismay at revelations about government monitoring have led some to call for disclosure of companies' involvement.
John M. McConnell, a former director of national intelligence, is now an executive at Booz Allen.
Leaker's Employer Became Wealthy by Maintaining Government Secrets

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM and ERIC LIPTON

Edward Snowden's employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, has become one of the largest and most profitable corporations in the United States almost exclusively by serving a single client: the government.
Visitors to Universal Studios Hollywood waited in line last month to enter the park. The park has introduced a $299 V.I.P. ticket, just in time for the summer high season.
At Theme Parks, a V.I.P. Ticket to Ride

By BROOKS BARNES

As stratification becomes more pronounced in all corners of America, theme parks have adopted a tiered model, with special access and perks for those willing to pay.
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »
Technology
Apple's iTunes software on a MacBook Air. The program's 500 million users make Apple No. 1 in paid digital music sales.
Apple Enters Net Radio's Busy Field

By BRIAN X. CHEN

The company is expected to unveil a streaming music service, in an attempt to use its dominance of the digital music market to create a new revenue source.

Bits Blog

Google Is Close to Acquiring Waze, a Rival in Maps

By VINDU GOEL and CLAIRE CAIN MILLER

The search giant, already a power in maps, is expected to pay more than $1 billion, people familiar with the discussions said.
The details of the arrangement between BlackJet, a Silicon Valley start-up that arranges for private jet travel, and Ms. Cyrus are unclear.

Disruptions

Social Media Product Plugs Draw Scrutiny

By NICK BILTON

The Federal Trade Commission wants to better distinguish the blurred line between celebrity endorsements and mere appreciation.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »
Sports
The Heat's LeBron James on a slam dunk over the Spurs' Danny Green.

Game 2: Heat 103, Spurs 84

Heat Pummel Spurs to Tie Series

By HOWARD BECK

After a shaky start, LeBron James and the Heat dominated the Spurs, whose offense fell apart with 17 turnovers.
. Interactive Box Score | Photographs  Slide Show: Heat vs. Spurs in Game 2
Rafael Nadal defeated David Ferrer, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3, to win the French Open on Sunday.
Nadal Captures His Eighth French Open Title

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY

The 27-year-old Spaniard beat David Ferrer, his friend and compatriot, to become the first man in history to win eight singles titles at the same Grand Slam tournament.
Tiago Splitter, Manu Ginobili (20) and Tim Duncan are three of the Spurs' foreign-born players.
For Spurs, Every Game Is a Global Summit

By NATE TAYLOR

San Antonio has nine players from outside the continental United States, leading one player to describe the team as the United Nations of the N.B.A.
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For more sports news, go to NYTimes.com/Sports »
Arts
Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Tony Awards on Sunday.
'Kinky Boots' Dances to the Top of the Tonys

By PATRICK HEALY

The crowd-pleasing Broadway show "Kinky Boots" pulled off an upset victory as best musical at the Tony Awards, edging out the onetime front-runner, "Matilda the Musical."
. Photographs Slide Show: Red Carpet | Critic's Notebook | ArtsBeat: Live Blog
. Video Videos: In Performance | Special Section: 2013 Tony Awards
Neil Patrick Harris had a warm moment with Sandy, from

Critic's Notebook

From the Start, a One-Man Show

By NEIL GENZLINGER

The Tony Awards host, Neil Patrick Harris, dazzled the house at Radio City Music Hall with an opening number and finished with an insta-song.
A detail of the Web page of Douglas Davis's interactive computer artwork
When Artworks Crash: Restorers Face Digital Test

By MELENA RYZIK

When the Whitney Museum of American Art decided to resurrect an early interactive Internet piece, the programming code no longer worked. But would updated software change the artwork?
For more arts news, go to NYTimes.com/Arts »
N.Y./Region
Legal Guns en Route to New York Are Cause for Arrest Before Flight Home

By MICHAEL WILSON

Many travelers who lock their gun in a box and check it at the local airport don't realize that the laws of the state they are leaving do not apply in New York.
Tours of the High Line's unfinished third section, west of Pennsylvania Station, are fully booked into August.
High Line Offers a Walk on the Wild Side

By LISA W. FODERARO

A third section is under construction for the park by the Hudson, and unlike the first two, it will have rusted rail tracks overgrown with flora.
To accommodate a city plan to turn Governors Island into a park, and the site into two softball fields, Building 877 was imploded on Sunday.
With Thunderous Blasts, a Governors Island Holdout Tumbles to Earth

By KIA GREGORY and RANDY LEONARD

The implosion of Building 877 on Sunday was the first such demolition in New York City since 2001, when a pair of 400-foot-tall natural-gas storage tanks was brought down in Brooklyn.
. Video  Video: Governors Island Demolition
For more New York news, go to NYTimes.com/NewYork »
Media & Advertising
This season, new
PBS Joins With Univision to Show a 'Frontline' Film

By ELIZABETH JENSEN

A Spanish-language version of "Rape in the Fields," about sexual assault of migrant farm and packing plant workers, will be shown on Univision.
Ads for Resource, which are being introduced on Monday, are aimed at a stylish, higher income woman.

Advertising

Nestlé Adds Premium Brand in Still Water Arena

By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN

Ads for Resource, which are being introduced on Monday, are aimed at a stylish, higher income woman.
. News From the Advertising Industry
Rebranding of Ici Radio-Canada Is Criticized

By IAN AUSTEN

Critics were especially upset over dropping the word Canada from the on-air identification, and some suggested Quebec separatism was a factor.
For more media and advertising news, go to NYTimes.com/Media »
Today's Video
Video Video: 60 Seconds With Pogue: Dashlane
David Pogue on the convenience and security of Dashlane, a free password manager.
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To make their bridesmaids feel more comfortable, brides are seeking out dress collections with flexibility in materials, cut and color.
Video Video: Outdoor Pianos, Impromptu Concerts
For two weeks this summer, 88 outdoor pianos will be available in all five boroughs of New York City. The Times's chief classical music critic, Anthony Tommasini, decided to sample a few.
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Editorials

Editorial

What's Next for Social Security?

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Benefits are shrinking while retirement needs are growing.

Editorial

Governor Cuomo Fights for Women

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Senate leaders, however, are blocking an abortion rights provision from coming to a vote.

Editorial

Horrendous Abuse in Mississippi Prisons

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Under the federal Constitution, the state is responsible for its prisoner's safety and well-being, and it is failing.
For more opinion, go to NYTimes.com/Opinion »
Op-Ed

Op-Ed Contributor

The Ghosts of Europe Past

By BRENDAN SIMMS

The European Union closely resembles a formation that many citizens thought they had left to the dustbin of history: the Holy Roman Empire.
Bill Keller

Op-Ed Columnist

Affirmative Reaction

By BILL KELLER

Five reasons to rethink diversity in higher education.
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Paul Krugman

Op-Ed Columnist

The Big Shrug

By PAUL KRUGMAN

Depression becomes the new normal.
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